Terrorism

  11 suspects held in Rangers raids

Karachi: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Saturday arrested 11 suspects in different raids and recovered weapons from their possession. Rangers spokesman said targeted raids were conducted in Jam Memon Goth, Ghreebabad, Jamali Goth, Janjal Goth, Pehalwan Go...

  Ukraine president exits Kiev; protesters take over

KIEV: Protesters took control of Ukraine's capital on Saturday, seizing the president's office as parliament sought to oust him and form a new government. An aide to President Viktor Yanukovych said he had left Kiev for his support base in the countr...

  Nine killed in Venezuela protest violence

CARACAS: At least nine people have died in Venezuela in the wave of protests against the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Friday. At least 137 people have also been injured and 104 have been detained in the two weeks of ...

  Morsi urges ‘revolution’ from caged dock

CAIRO: Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi called on his followers Saturday to continue their "peaceful revolution", during his trial on charges related to jailbreaks and attacks on police. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood still stages diminishing week...

  Ghazni airstrike kills two Taliban leaders

GHAZNI: Two Taliban leaders were killed in a foreign airstrike in eastern Ghazni province early on Saturday, local officials said. The airstrike took place in the Andar district of the province in which two key Taliban leaders Wasiqullah and Mullah B...

  American-Indian love story ends in death in Agra

LUCKNOW: An Indian man fatally stabbed his American wife before killing himself in Agra, the city that is home to the Taj Mahal and where the couple married in October, police said Saturday. Erin W. Willinger´s body was found with multiple stab wound...

  Militants threaten to shatter fragile Ukraine truce

KIEV: Militant anti-government activists in Ukraine on Saturday threatened to storm the president´s palace and shatter a fragile peace deal to end the ex-Soviet country´s bloodiest crisis since independence. Embattled President Viktor Yanukovych sign...

  Tribal killing suspect target of probe

ALTURAS: The woman who police say killed three family members and a worker at the headquarters building for a Native American tribe that was evicting her and her son from its land was the target of a federal investigation into at least $50,000 in mis...

  Security forces kill six militants in Hangu

HANGU: Six militants were killed when Pakistan armed forces’ gunship helicopters pounded militants’ hideouts in Hangu, media reported Saturday. According to the sources, shelling by security forces’ gunship helicopters destroyed militants’ compounds ...

  Taliban rejects peace talks with Afghan officials in Dubai

The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan denied reports regarding peace talks between the Afghan government officials and Taliban group leaders in United Arab Emirates. Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban group, following a statement, said...

  US to offer Taliban prisoners exchange to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

According to reports, the Obama administration has decided to resume talks with the Taliban group in Afghanistan in an effort to free American soldier in captivity. The Obama administration is expected to offer the release of five Taliban prisoners h...

  Australian Troops In Afghanistan Could Be Granted Immunity

Afghan's defense minister says Australian soldiers remaining in Afghanistan beyond this year could be granted immunity from prosecution under Afghan law. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi was quoted by the "Sydney Morning News" after talks in Canberra with Au...

  Afghanistan still not safe for asylum seekers, says country's defense minister

Afghanistan is still at war and it is not safe for asylum seekers to return, says the country's Defense Minister. Visiting Canberra for talks on Australia's future military involvement in Afghanistan, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi said his country was sti...

  Obama, Putin speak after Ukraine deal

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama held a "constructive" phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Friday as he pressed for swift implementation of a deal framed to end Ukraine´s deadly crackdown on protestors. The call came at a prickly time...

  Ukraine protester tweeted after being shot in neck

KIEV, Ukraine: "I am dying," Olesya Zhukovska, a 21-year-old volunteer medic, wrote on Twitter, minutes after she got shot in the neck by a sniper´s bullet as deadly clashes broke out in the center of the Ukrainian capital between protesters and poli...

  Federal cabinet to meet on February 25

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened meeting of the federal cabinet on February 25, sources said. The sources said that the National Security Policy will be placed for approval. They sources said that the prime minister will take the c...

  MQM to stage rally to express solidarity with army

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has announced to take out a rally to express solidarity with the Pakistan’s armed forces on Sunday, media reported. Addressing party workers via telephone, MQM chief Altaf Hussain said that the army and the...

  10 suspects held in Karachi search operation

KARACHI: Police have arrested 10 suspects during a targeted operation in Kanwari Colony area of Manghopir, media reported. SSP West Irfan Baloch said the operation was being carried out on a tip off about presence of criminal elements in the area. As...

  Ukrainian parliament approves new charter, amnesty

KIEV: In a day that could significantly shift Ukraine's political destiny, opposition leaders signed a deal Friday with the country's beleaguered president that calls for early elections, a new constitution and a new unity government. Russian officia...

  TTP did not reject 'Constitution of Pakistan' during talks: Yousfzai

ISLAMABAD: Rahimullah Yousufzai, a member of government’s committee, has said the Taliban, during the talks, did not abnegate the constitution and had agreed to hold talks within the framework of the constitution. He said that the Taliban later chang...


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Feature / Analysis

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    Man-made air pollution in Asia is exacerbating climate change and link...

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    YANGON, Myanmar: The Sule Pagoda Road in downtown Yangon is famous for...

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  • EPA scores big win to limit mercury in power plants

    The Environmental Protection Agency took home a sweeping victory Tuesd...

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Opinion

  • Coal Returns to German Utilities Replacing Lost Nuclear

    What’s a beleaguered utility to do when forced by the government to cl...

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  • US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

    A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journalPersp...

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  • An unequal battle

    WHILE going to the Karachi Press Club to attend a press conference cal...

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  • Turtles Change Migration Routes Due to Climate Change

    CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK, Costa Rica : The critically endangered hawksbil...

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